UW School of Dentistry


Management and Prevention of Gingival Recession: The Interactive Seminar

George K. Merijohn, DDS

Saturday, November 1, 2014

University of Washington
Health Sciences Center
Turner Auditorium, D-209
Seattle, Washington 98195

This course is designed for dentists, specialists, hygienists, dental assistants, office staff, and postdoc residents.

Download Course Application Form
Register Online (available until two days before the course).

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 12:00pm

Until October 29, 2014 (after, $25 more)
$87/Dental Hygienist Dental Assistant and Office Staff
$126/Current Dental Alumni Member

CREDITS: 3.5 hours

** This course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.

Course Description

Over half of the U.S. adult population has gingival recession and the number is increasing dramatically as it is for root caries, a debilitating disease among older adults. Exposed cosmetic restoration margins and sensitive exposed roots are now an everyday occurrence in practice and gingival recession following orthodontics is the new normal.

But it doesn’t need to be this way! Join your colleagues for this exciting new interactive seminar team given by San Francisco’s George K. Merijohn, DDS, a nationally recognized leader in gingival recession management and prevention.

Are you referring out too many gingival recession cases that you could treat in your office? Do you watch gingival recession rather than implement a targeted and personalized treatment plan for its management and prevention? Knowing what to do about gingival recession has been difficult, but not after this seminar!

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course, you will learn:

  • The three core factors that increase susceptibility for gingival recession
  • How to better manage and prevent gingival recession
  • Enhanced and up-to-date clinical decision-making: When to safely monitor with non-surgical therapy and when a patient is a candidate for surgical evaluation
  • How to rapidly develop in-office treatment plans for the prevention and management of gingival recession
  • When you should treat and when it is better to refer


Dr. George K. Merijohn, DDS, operated his private periodontal practice in downtown San Francisco for 28 years. He is an Associate Professor for post-graduate periodontics at the University of California San Francisco and the University of Washington.

Dr. Merijohn is an appointed Special Expert of the California Dental Board and serves as a consultant to dental schools and to the legal profession. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice and is the founder and director of the Meadowood Dental Study Club in Napa Valley California. Dr. Merijohn is also the director of Perio Access Publishing and KIWImethod Training.

His articles on gingival recession clinical decision-making, risk assessment, and evidence-based decision-making are published in peer-reviewed journals and he has authored chapters in the textbook, Decision-Making in Periodontology.

He was recruited by the American Dental Association to serve on the Organization Committee for its ground-breaking annual Evidence Based Dentistry Champions training program for dentists, for which he has served as lecturer and moderator.

Dr. Merijohn received his dental degree with high honors from the University of Illinois and his certificate in periodontics in 1981 from the University of Washington.

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University of Washington designates this activity for 3.5 hours continuing education credits.